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March 6, 2001
Gary Moskowitz SOUTHWEST GLENDALE -- Since exchanging vows with his wife Cynthia on Valentine's Day, Jerry Mietus has undergone chemotherapy treatments every other day in his battle with liver cancer. Mietus, 46, has been scheduled for a move to medical facilities at UCLA in a week or two for a bone marrow transplant. His brother Tom will be the donor. "I want to know more about what I'm getting myself into," said Mietus, who has been in contact with support groups and cancer survivors since coming back to the hospital after his wedding.
NEWS
February 15, 2001
Gary Moskowitz SOUTHWEST GLENDALE -- Jerry Mietus, 46, understands the brevity, and beauty, of life all too well. Mietus, hospitalized for acute leukemia and about to begin a second wave of chemotherapy treatments, married Cynthia Aguilar in his hospital room on Valentine's Day. The couple met in 2000 in Chicago and had planned to be married this year, when Mietus began to get sick and was diagnosed with leukemia....
NEWS
November 30, 2004
Robert Chacon For Mary Anadolian, Christmas has always marked the beginning of a new year in her life since it comes a day after her birthday. But for the La Crescenta resident who was born in 1989, this Christmas will be like no other. Mary is battling Hodgkin's disease. Mary will undergo a fourth chemotherapy session Dec. 22, after which doctors will be able to tell Mary and her family if the treatments have done enough good so that treatment can be discontinued.
NEWS
October 6, 2000
Judy Seckler PELACONI -- The Glendale Moose Lodge will provide its facilities to the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in La Crescenta for a buffet fund-raiser at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Moose Lodge Administrator Glenn Coates said. The fund-raiser will assist church member Evelyn Edwards, 33, diagnosed with stage four Hodgkin's disease. Hodgkin's is a rare strain of cancer that affects the lymph nodes. Edwards and her husband Jim have a 5-year-old daughter who has developed a severe skin condition from the stress of her mother's illness and is also under a doctor's care.
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By Jason Wells | December 17, 2007
Maneh Nazarian looked on Saturday afternoon as dozens of children took their turns riding sleds down a 40-ton pile of man made snow. The 7-year-old girl could not join them and risk injuring her right arm, where a tumor has forced her through six chemotherapy treatments. Still, she was content to watch and munch on her churro. Maneh and her Glendale family were among hundreds who turned out Saturday for the ninth annual Holiday Posada at the Pacific Edison Community Center put on by Padres Contra El Cancer ?
LOCAL
By Tania Chatila | April 26, 2006
LA CRESCENTA ? The Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station is more than just a workplace, it's a family, according to those who work there. So when deputies found out that one of their own could be facing some serious hurdles in his fight against leukemia, they decided to do all they could to lend a helping hand. The Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station has established a fund with the Sheriff's Relief Foundation in the name of Sgt. Randy Rousseau ? a deputy at the station since 1990 who has been battling leukemia for about two years, and could soon be facing some serious financial challenges in supporting his family.
BUSINESS
By Vince Lovato | March 2, 2006
When Vons donated $82,838 to Glendale Adventist Medical Center's Cancer Center Wednesday, Terry Robertson understood just how important it was. Robertson was diagnosed with breast cancer in June and has battled through major surgery and chemotherapy ever since. "It gives me hope that the people at Vons are good people," Robertson said. "If this can happen to me it can happen to anybody and I'm glad Vons is stepping up to the plate and helping in a big way. The Vons check changes your outlook on the small steps people can take to improve the position of [cancer patients]
NEWS
January 21, 2003
Karen S. Kim Former Glendale tenant Beth Leiker doesn't have a permanent place to live anymore, thanks to a dispute she had with her landlord over a $165 plumbing bill. She and her two children received a 30-day eviction notice just before Christmas because Leiker refused to pay the cost of fixing clogged pipes in her apartment, her landlord Donald Yokaitis said. "She incurred a plumbing bill that backed the whole place up, and the plumbers gave us a note that she had caused it," said Yokaitis, a former mayor of Pasadena and Rancho Mirage.
NEWS
By: Dave Brooks | September 29, 2005
It's been just a year since AnnMarie Piantoni first ran in the Komen Orange County Race for the Cure, but to her it seems like a lifetime in experience and learning. During that 12 months between races, Piantoni learned what it means to be a friend, a mother to her daughter Kaitlyn and a survivor. "I look at things a lot differently now," she said. "Things that I thought were so important were not. I really just appreciate the life I have." During her first run in 2004, Piantoni was just one week into her chemotherapy treatments for stage-two breast cancer, a road bump in a good life that had its share of sad moments, including the loss of triplets shortly after their birth and the death of another son born prematurely.
NEWS
By Rachel Kane | January 8, 2007
Last Friday morning, 12-year-old Steven Kechichian went bald. Steven and his family learned his Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia returned last month after more than a year of remission. Two weeks ago he underwent a five-day, nonstop chemotherapy session. "He's a brave 12-year-old," Vahe Kechichian, Steven's father, said. "He's fighting." This is a battle Steven has fought before. He was diagnosed with leukemia at 7 and experienced chemotherapy treatments for years until his remission.
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By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | October 19, 2010
Shayan Reodica Jr. has spent more of his life in the hospital than he has at home. His parents are hoping to end that trend by finding a bone-marrow match to help the 7-month-old boy beat leukemia. His mother, Jessica Reodica, who works at the call center at Glendale Water and Power, is hosting a match event Wednesday with her family at First Baptist Church in Glendale. They will host a second event Thursday at Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills. "The leukemia is in remission now," Reodica said.
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By Jason Wells | March 3, 2009
DOWNTOWN — For families struggling on already skimpy budgets, putting a child through expensive cancer treatments can be a near-impossible feat. For the nonprofits that assist those families, the spiraling economy has presented its own challenges. And so representatives for the PADRES Contra El Cancer organization, which covers Glendale along with other cities in Los Angeles County, were only too happy to accept a $200,000 check Saturday from AT&T executives at a downtown branch in Burbank.
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By Jason Wells | December 17, 2007
Maneh Nazarian looked on Saturday afternoon as dozens of children took their turns riding sleds down a 40-ton pile of man made snow. The 7-year-old girl could not join them and risk injuring her right arm, where a tumor has forced her through six chemotherapy treatments. Still, she was content to watch and munch on her churro. Maneh and her Glendale family were among hundreds who turned out Saturday for the ninth annual Holiday Posada at the Pacific Edison Community Center put on by Padres Contra El Cancer ?
NEWS
By Chris Wiebe | September 27, 2007
GLENDALE — With a record 38 teams and 600 individuals expected to participate, the organizers of the fourth annual Glendale Relay for Life have high hopes of reaching this year’s $200,000 fundraising goal. In 2006, the event, which raises money for American Cancer Society programs and research, generated more than $150,000 from the 24-hour relay walk at the Glendale Sports Complex, where teams must keep at least one person on the track at all times. “Every year since we’ve started, it’s grown — both in teams and the amount we’ve raised,” said Linda Patrick, one of three chairpersons, along with Harold Scoggins and Mike Haney.
NEWS
By Rachel Kane | January 8, 2007
Last Friday morning, 12-year-old Steven Kechichian went bald. Steven and his family learned his Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia returned last month after more than a year of remission. Two weeks ago he underwent a five-day, nonstop chemotherapy session. "He's a brave 12-year-old," Vahe Kechichian, Steven's father, said. "He's fighting." This is a battle Steven has fought before. He was diagnosed with leukemia at 7 and experienced chemotherapy treatments for years until his remission.
LOCAL
By Tania Chatila | April 26, 2006
LA CRESCENTA ? The Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station is more than just a workplace, it's a family, according to those who work there. So when deputies found out that one of their own could be facing some serious hurdles in his fight against leukemia, they decided to do all they could to lend a helping hand. The Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station has established a fund with the Sheriff's Relief Foundation in the name of Sgt. Randy Rousseau ? a deputy at the station since 1990 who has been battling leukemia for about two years, and could soon be facing some serious financial challenges in supporting his family.
BUSINESS
By Vince Lovato | March 2, 2006
When Vons donated $82,838 to Glendale Adventist Medical Center's Cancer Center Wednesday, Terry Robertson understood just how important it was. Robertson was diagnosed with breast cancer in June and has battled through major surgery and chemotherapy ever since. "It gives me hope that the people at Vons are good people," Robertson said. "If this can happen to me it can happen to anybody and I'm glad Vons is stepping up to the plate and helping in a big way. The Vons check changes your outlook on the small steps people can take to improve the position of [cancer patients]
NEWS
By: Dave Brooks | September 29, 2005
It's been just a year since AnnMarie Piantoni first ran in the Komen Orange County Race for the Cure, but to her it seems like a lifetime in experience and learning. During that 12 months between races, Piantoni learned what it means to be a friend, a mother to her daughter Kaitlyn and a survivor. "I look at things a lot differently now," she said. "Things that I thought were so important were not. I really just appreciate the life I have." During her first run in 2004, Piantoni was just one week into her chemotherapy treatments for stage-two breast cancer, a road bump in a good life that had its share of sad moments, including the loss of triplets shortly after their birth and the death of another son born prematurely.
NEWS
July 27, 2005
JEFF TULLY (The year is 2055, 50 years in the future). Gather 'round children while grandpa Jeff tells you an amazing story about athletic greatness. Pay close attention, because this isn't just an average tale. In fact, I will tell you about the most profound, the most amazing and the most impressive sports accomplishment in the annals of athletic competition. Now, if any of you have questions you would like to ask during the story, just raise your hand and I'll do my best to answer them.
NEWS
November 30, 2004
Robert Chacon For Mary Anadolian, Christmas has always marked the beginning of a new year in her life since it comes a day after her birthday. But for the La Crescenta resident who was born in 1989, this Christmas will be like no other. Mary is battling Hodgkin's disease. Mary will undergo a fourth chemotherapy session Dec. 22, after which doctors will be able to tell Mary and her family if the treatments have done enough good so that treatment can be discontinued.
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